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SmoothChords Class List - Beginners - Start Here!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Class List

 

 

 

Start Date

Test Date

Ø     Keyboard Familiarization





Ø     The Sets of Black Notes & White Notes





Ø     What Are Black Keys Used For?





Ø     Note Names and Position (2 names)





Ø     Half Steps & Whole Steps





Ø     Hand Dexterity





Ø     Intervals / Note Relationships





Ø     Fingering (Left 5,4,3,2,1,3,2,1 & Right 1,2,3,1,2,3,4,5)





Ø     Scales         Major Pattern --- W-W-H-W-W-W-H



                          Minor Pattern ---W-H-W-W-H-W-W





Ø     Introduction To Major Scales (C, F, Bb, Eb)





Ø     More Major Scales (Ab, C#, F#, B)





Ø     More Major Scales (E, A, D, G)





Ø     Introduction to Chords





Ø     Major Chords— (C, F, Bb, Eb)





Ø     More Major Chords (Ab, C#, F#, B)





Ø     More Major Chords (E, A, D, G)





Ø     Inversions---Root, 1st, 2nd





Ø     Minor Chords—Lower the 3rd





Ø     2nd Suspension—1-2-5 going to the 1-3-5 (Show Inversions)





Ø     4th Suspension—1-4-5 going to the 1-3-5 (Show Inversions)





Ø     6th Chords & 7th Chords (Major, Dominant, Minor)





Ø     Diminished Chords—Lower The 3rd & 5th





Ø     Augmented Chords—Raise 5th





Ø     How to Read Chords On Sheet Music (Top=Right, Bottom=Left)





Ø     Chord Progressions (P1 & P2)





Ø     Capital & Lower Case Roman Numerals





Ø     3 Major Chords In Every Key (Major & Minor)





Ø     Playing By Ear (Determining The Pattern)